- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The secretary of state’s office has created a site to allow people to buy tax forfeited lands online.

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says in a news release the program allows the public to search for available tax forfeited land, apply to purchase property and pay application fees. Customers can check the status of their application by logging into the system.

Hosemann says chancery clerks will be able to process tax forfeited parcels internally.

There are about 13,700 parcels forfeited to the state for a nonpayment of taxes. The value of these lands is estimated at $84.6 Million.

Sixty-five percent of the forfeited properties are located in just five counties. Those counties are Forrest, Hancock, Hinds, Pearl River, and Washington.


Online: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Applications/Pages/TFSearch.aspx

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